Times night-desk editor Dwight Perry uses Sideline Chatter as a not-so-safe haven for the humorous, offbeat and bizarre events and characters that color the sports landscape. His column runs Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays in Sports.
Ben Roethlisberger has something in common with a cow.
This league has an impact on the pocketbook
It was raining money Wednesday night in Minneapolis — Phil Hughes’ money.
Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall started getting some nasty tweets Monday night when the banged-up Bears receiver of the same name briefly hobbled to the sideline — mind you, the same guy who caught three touchdown passes on one good leg just a week before.
“He’s a big ole teddy bear off the field,” Lawton (Okla.) High School football coach Randy Breeze told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette of his 6-foot-3, 303-pound O-lineman, “but something happens when he puts that helmet on. “His eyes turn a little green, like the Hulk.&
A man picked 15 straight NFL winners on a $5 bet in the Delaware Sports Lottery last weekend, but came up short for a windfall.
Are you ready for some twisted fantasy football?“Take each team’s 53-man roster,” suggested Greg Cote of the Miami Herald, “and then subtract every player who is currently or formerly suspended, who has ever been arrested or indicted, or who has ever had to delete an embarras
Quick tweet not so sweet
Fake rescue stories and crazed ADs still not exciting enough for you, USC football fans? If so, you’re in luck: For $1,500, season-ticket holders can buy the privilege of running onto the field ahead of the Trojans before a home game.
Fresno State’s two-man entry took top honors at the FLW College Fishing Western Conference event on New Melones Lake, Calif. The guys wearing Fresno pads and helmets, meanwhile, have dropped their first two games by scores of 52-13 and 59-27.
College of Faith, from Charlotte, N.C., broke NCAA Division II records for ineptitude by amassing minus-100 total yards — and minus-124 yards rushing — in a 71-0 loss to Tusculum last Saturday.